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December 11th, 2009
09:48 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/11/09

Tonight on 360°, the bombshell announcement from Tiger Woods. He's taking a break from golf and admitting infidelity.   Plus, new video from inside a drug tunnel along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  1. Nancy in Oregon

    I don't even think it's the infidelities so much that would be hardest to endure, as his wife. It'd be the fact of all the surrounding lies, dishonesty, fakery, that he had to have perpetrated in order to live such a serial set of 'transgressions'. The man must lie as naturally as he swings!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  2. sean p murphy

    Tiger is a low life and he is a fake & phoney baloney with a bad attitude.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  3. Mike, Kenya

    Tiger Woods may be the world's most famous golfer, but golf is still only a niche sport. Majority of the world is soccer-obsessed.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  4. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    @JoAnne...What's really interesting is how excited the talking heads get over this story–you normally don't get voices raised this intensely on 360 because AC won't let it happen. I wish we had this much passion about foreign affairs. We have our priorities mixed up, for sure.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  5. Patricia Tutiven

    It's a shame that we loose another "role model" to cheating! I know I will NOT continue to be a fan. It's a sad time for the sport. He should have known the price you pay for fame & money is the loss of privacy, is he for real? did he relly think all of this wouln't come out?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  6. karl

    The strength that a person(man) has to have to over come the constant advances of members of the opposite sex would have to be boardering on saintly. Not saying he was right for doing what he did, journalist and the golf channel put him in that small fish bowl. They are responsible for his down fall.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  7. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    Tiger is a superb athlete.I wonder how many expect him to have superb ethics and morals. Society tends to put sports heroes on a pedestal and then be shocked when they fall off of it.Seems to me that there are a lot of men who cheat on their wives.Women cheat on their husbands too.I am more often surprised and pleased when I find out that someone is loyal and faithful to their spouse.If you want to mess around don't get married!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  8. Robert

    This is tragic. I feel sorry for his family as well as the millions of children that benefit from his foundation. As wrong as his actions were it is equally as wrong for the way he is protrayed. The people that are publicly judgement (Steven A Smith) may not cheat, but what secret are they keeping? Instead of bashing him we ought to look to help him be the person that he needs to be.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  9. Matt

    All golfers have their kids out after tournaments. He never had them out there to portray a family man.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  10. Tex

    OMG, lets move on people. Tiger doesn't want to talk to the media. He doesn't owe any of you a explaination. Give it a rest

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  11. Dick Carr New Orleans,La

    Why are all these ladies coming forward now and not before he was married? This has all started since he married or has it be going on for many many years? Will there be more then 12 or will there be 12 more?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  12. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hi Erica, I am worried that you are working too hard.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  13. Bryan- Los Angeles

    It seems Tiger Woods turned a corner after the death of his father.
    Maybe his father kept him more in check.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  14. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Thank you Roland...

    It does take 2

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  15. sean p murphy

    His wife is nuts if she stays with him. He will not change. His ego is to big.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  16. Arvind Gowda

    Woods actions are that of somebody who has been extremely unhappy for a long time. Tiger quitting simply shows he had lost his passion for golf and does not prove he is ready to be a better man.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  17. Jennifer - AZ

    @ Enrique

    I completely disagree – his running around with all these women, lying to his wife, hurting his family does reflect on his being a good father: he is the prominent male example for his children – children learn by example.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  18. Lori

    In my opinion, it does not matter if a celebrity does this sort of thing. The issue is that he is a married man. He is wrong.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  19. Maureen

    People are complex. Bad behavior, no matter how heinous, is not mutually exclusive of good.

    Perhaps Tiger IS a good man, a great athlete, a smart businessman, a Loving son - maybe even, at times, a good husband and Loving father....AND - not 'But' - he is (or, at least, has acted like) a dog.

    P.S. – -Love your show, Anderson ... AND you! 😉

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  20. Nancy in Oregon

    Does anyone look into the domestic violence issue here? Just because the partner or recipient doesn't want to prosecute it, isn't the 'doer' still held accountable if it happened? What would happen to me if I went after my husband with a golf club and whacked him in the head and face....nothing? Our awareness of the whole issue has been raised so highly in the past years (since OJ?) that it surprises me to have it kinda brushed under the carpet here, if indeed it happened. Is that because it was a woman who did it instead of a man, to the woman? I really wonder.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  21. jay

    Whatever tiger did and why is his private matter and none of your business.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  22. Parris

    The lady with the saved recorings had maliscious intent from the start.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  23. Fide, Virginia

    Tiger is going to feel for the first time that, He is just a simple human being and not a "Superman". This is a reminder for him for up there.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  24. Joe Kay

    Ref Tiger: Having been there and having done that, I would suggest to Tiger that if something is missing in his marriage that he end it N0W and find what's missing elsewhere, and then take action to get his life back on track. Often we marry someone who we think will be good for us, then find out that he/she is NOT good for us. We have the power to turn our lives around by correcting such mistakes.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  25. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Tiger had sinned against his wife and it is his wife that should be the only one that he has to be forgiven by other than God himself.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  26. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse,

    Is this all that has been shown thus far?

    I feel bad for their kids.
    There is alot of news out there and for a Friday....

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  27. Winifred

    @ Karen, maybe his wife is his issue and he might be better off without her. Tiger wasn't like this when he was single!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  28. Edward Leblanc

    Tiger Woods is greatest golfer ,Tiger Woods is a great Dad. Tigher Woods in not the greatest husband., Tiger (God Bless him), in my opinion is, this man got caught. Would Tigher continue to have exmarital affairs if he did't get caught.So sad For Tiger I hope his wife has the strengh to forgive and work on a marriage worth saving..and Tiger has the strengh to be a loving husband in all aspects in the promise of marriage..

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  29. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    Note to self: Sell sex story to "US WEEKLY."

    December 11, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  30. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Woods is no different than any other celebrity. They all do it, the problem is he got caught.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  31. Adelaide

    Besides an indefinite break from golf, Tiger needs to finalize what appears to be a sex addiction by going into therapy!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  32. john

    Apparently it was common knowledge that Tiger was misbehaving. Why are you guys acting like no one knew?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  33. Joshua

    Tiger just ruined the sport of Golf

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  34. ericacnn

    Hi, everyone. Fiery discussion tonight – tho that doesn't surprise me, given the topic.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  35. sean p murphy

    tiger is obviously a very private person and he will not allow his family crisis to become public so he will take the path of least resistance, he will make a fast exit , similar to michael jackson when his reputation was being attacked. He seems to have alot to hide and being so rich and famous makes him damaged goods so he must go on the run. Rich people get whatever they want becuase he can afford to buy anything. He forgot is values and now is in protect image mode, we'll never now what his real intentions are with his wife, it's spin control without his nike wedge, run tiger run tiger and hide.

    Cooper – you left out the Laker's center "Chamberlin" the champ of womanizers – didn't he sleep with 1000 woman ? How about Greg Norman and Bill Clinton – it's power – they get woman. Maybe Hillary is getting it now that she is Secretary of State.

    Tiger was living the life, booze, drugs, woman,,,,will he change is lifestyle ?

    December 11, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  36. Sharon

    I watched Tiger because he is the best golfer in the world.His personal problens are between his wife and him. We have no right to judge him.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  37. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I don't feel sorry for Tiger at all either. I feel sorry for all the homeless people on the streets tonight and all the kids whose parents can't afford gifts for them this year, but not for Tiger.

    He's got enough money to repair himself 1,000 times over.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  38. David

    Tiger made a deal with the Devil to be the world's best golfer and now the Devil wants him to pay up!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  39. Parris

    More of a non issue... the media hyperbole machine is morally bankrupt also

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  40. Brad

    What exactly are we rubbernecking here? I'd actually feel dissapointment if Tiger was using performance enhancing drugs.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  41. Shanny

    Ok too much time on this story tonight. Carry on ...
    new tunnel in Mexico??

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  42. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    This is beginning to sound like Geraldo.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  43. Emily

    I think that Steve is correct!

    The media is 24/7 now Roland! and with the internet and more...we are not in the same times as Mohammad Ali!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:17 pm |
  44. Devin

    The discussion should not be about how to renew his public image – that is only done because of his wealth and fame. He has a problem as a human being – confront that

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  45. Anne

    Right on Roland!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  46. Lisa A., Philadelphia, PA

    @Ron I disagree. No one has the right to cheat on their spouse. You take a vow you should stick to it. If you need to cat around, get a divorce and handle your business with some dignity.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  47. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    OK, the guy is human. Big deal (really). We ALL have an alter ego so that woman commenting on Tiger USING the media to create an image is the same thing we all do in our daily lives (including her, I'm certain).

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  48. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    I read that the first TV appearance of Tiger Woods was with 2 years old and he was already considered a child prodigy! Amazing!

    Let the guy live in peace and correct your mistakes!

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @Emily,
    I think so, They willing to save their marriage, I think they will go to counselor their problem solved.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  50. Ron Hunter

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I think it is very shallow to think that Tiger should return to golf when his first responsiblity is to his wife and family. He failed his family and his God, let him deal with what he feels is his first responsibility. I am appauled of the way the media has behaved throughout this matter.

    Thanks Roland for being the only sensible person on the panel, certrainly not Steven.

    December 11, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
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